Couple Dubbed 'Fred And Rosemary West' Jailed For Multiple Rapes In Wales

Sara C Nelson
The couple were jailed at Cardiff Crown Court (pictured) 

A husband and wife described as the “Fred and Rosemary West of Barry” have been jailed for a total of 36 years after grooming and raping teenage girls in their hometown.

Peter Griffiths, 65, and Avril Griffiths, 61, repeatedly abused the girls in a number of locations including at a sex party on a boat.

The pair were found guilty of rape, indecent assault and taking indecent photos of a child relating to three female victims between 1978 and 1993.

One of their victims described them as the “Fred and Rosemary West of Barry”.

At Cardiff Crown Court on Thursday, Peter Griffiths was sentenced to 21 years in jail for eight counts of rape, three of indecent assault and two of taking an indecent photograph of a child .

His wife Avril Griffiths was sentenced to 15 years in jail for five counts of rape, two of taking an indecent photograph of a child and two of indecent assault.

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